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    Compiz crash in 12.04 - can't get it back

    I apologize if this has already been posted, but I can't find it in the forums, so here goes:

    Yesterday I upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04. When the upgrade process finished and the computer rebooted, Compiz crashed. Clicking the button to relaunch Compiz resulted in another crash. The other button essentially told Compiz to stay crashed, but now I have no desktop environment at all. No window borders or controls, and typing in the Keyring password field produces absolutely nothing - the keyboard apparently doesn't function, either. I can get into the control panel by right-clicking on the desktop and clicking "change display" (or something along those lines - I'm in Windows Vista right now), but nothing seemed to work. Rebooting changed nothing. I may have to downgrade back to 11.10 until something is resolved. Any help would be appreciated. TIA.

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    Re: Compiz crash in 12.04 - can't get it back

    Same problem here:

    An error message saying that "Compiz" (whatever that may be) has crashed and now the computer doesn't respond to keyboard anymore. Mouse seems to work fine.
    The window manager seems to have issues too: windows don't have a title bar and the Ubuntu menu bar on top isn't visible.

    Anyone?

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    Re: Compiz crash in 12.04 - can't get it back

    If you have an nVidia graphics card, this is a known issue with the nVidia 295.40 drivers in 12.04. Please search the forum or the Internet for how to solve the issue.
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    Re: Compiz crash in 12.04 - can't get it back

    I'm in the same boat. Compiz just crashed, taking Unity with it and doesn't return on reboot. I don't have an nvidia card.

    Keyboard and mouse still work fine. I had Thunderbird set up to run on startup so using that to open Firefox =)

    Tried following instructions found at http://askubuntu.com/a/127849 but nothing happened. I did however get the printout:
    Code:
    compiz (core)- Warn: unhandled ConfigureNotify on 0x22000a4!
    compiz (core)- Warn: this should never happen. you should probably file a bug.

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    Re: Compiz crash in 12.04 - can't get it back

    I also found some instability in compiz when I tried to change a number of its settings with Unity active. I had to disable Unity, make my changes to compiz in ccsm, then reenable Unity when I was done. It's been stable since then. As insurance, I created a terminal shortcut on the desktop in case ccsm crashed while Unity was disabled.
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    Re: Compiz crash in 12.04 - can't get it back

    Open a terminal and try:
    Code:
    sudo dpkg --configure compiz
    Or maybe the problem is in Unity:
    Code:
    sudo dpkg --configure unity
    Last edited by JRV; May 5th, 2012 at 07:01 PM. Reason: spelling
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    Arrow Re: Compiz crash in 12.04 - can't get it back

    So I used that idea to get a terminal on desktop (cheers btw!)
    Code:
    cp /usr/share/applications/gnome-terminal.desktop ~/Desktop
    and then chmod to fix permissions.

    Tried 'unity --reset' again to get the following:
    Code:
    compiz (core) - Warn: failed to receive ConfigureNotify event on 0x1a00004
    compiz (core) - Warn: failed to receive ConfigureNotify event on 0x1c000b8
    compiz (core) - Warn: failed to receive ConfigureNotify event on 0x2800c99
    Initializing composite options...done
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libopengl.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'opengl'
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libcompiztoolbox.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'compiztoolbox'
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libdecor.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'decor'
    Initializing vpswitch options...done
    Initializing snap options...done
    Initializing mousepoll options...done
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libresize.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'resize'
    Initializing place options...done
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libmove.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'move'
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libwall.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'wall'
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libgrid.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'grid'
    Initializing session options...done
    Initializing gnomecompat options...done
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libanimation.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'animation'
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libfade.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'fade'
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libunitymtgrabhandles.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'unitymtgrabhandles'
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libworkarounds.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'workarounds'
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libscale.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'scale'
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libexpo.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'expo'
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libezoom.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'ezoom'
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin '/usr/lib/compiz/libunityshell.so' : libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    compiz (core) - Error: Couldn't load plugin 'unityshell'
    compiz (core) - Warn: unhandled ConfigureNotify on 0x2e00090!
    compiz (core) - Warn: this should never happen. you should probably file a bug about this.
    compiz (core) - Warn: unhandled ConfigureNotify on 0x2e00093!
    compiz (core) - Warn: this should never happen. you should probably file a bug about this.
    compiz (core) - Warn: unhandled ConfigureNotify on 0x2e00093!
    compiz (core) - Warn: this should never happen. you should probably file a bug about this.
    compiz (core) - Warn: unhandled ConfigureNotify on 0x2e00096!
    compiz (core) - Warn: this should never happen. you should probably file a bug about this.
    compiz (core) - Warn: unhandled ConfigureNotify on 0x2e00096!
    compiz (core) - Warn: this should never happen. you should probably file a bug about this.
    And now alt-tab is also gone =/

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    Re: Compiz crash in 12.04 - can't get it back

    If you unchecked the Unity plugin in ccsm you should not have. Run ccsm and recheck it.
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    Re: Compiz crash in 12.04 - can't get it back

    Yeah, I never got the unity --reset thing to do anything useful. But your output looks like compiz isn't running or partially crashed. Try running ccsm, disable Unity in ccsm, then make your setting in ccsm, then reenable Unity in ccsm, all without exiting ccsm. You may have to logout then log back in to get compiz to run before doing this, though.
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    Re: Compiz crash in 12.04 - can't get it back

    Cheers JRV and Tanker Bob, something definitely worked anyway!

    Switched over to Gnome Classic, ran ccsm, twiddled with Unity enabling and switched to Unity 2d then 3d to see what would happen.

    2d moved rapid and 3d was quite slow to get going.

    Will update here if anything else happens =)

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